You know their names, now get to know their stories.You know their names, now get to know their stories.

You know their names, now get to know their stories.

Follow your favorite celebrities on Finding Your Roots as they uncover their fascinating family histories.Follow your favorite celebrities on Finding Your Roots as they uncover their fascinating family histories.

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Follow your favorite celebrities on Finding Your Roots as they uncover their fascinating family histories.

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Ancestry® is proud to support this inspiring family history series.

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Watch highlights from the new season

of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Introducing the stars and stories of Season 8.

 

Episode 1

Hidden in the Genes

with Rebecca Hall & Lee Daniels

Episode 1
 

Episode 1

Hidden in the Genes

with Rebecca Hall & Lee Daniels

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels solve family mysteries through DNA detective work, illuminating both history and their own identities.

 

Episode 2

Children of Exile

with David Chang & Raúl Esparza

Episode 2
 

Episode 2

Children of Exile

with David Chang & Raúl Esparza

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. retraces the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raúl Esparza, whose families fled their homelands, leading them to find lost parts of themselves along the way.

 

Episode 3

Activist Roots

with Brittany Packnett Cunningham & Anita Hill

Episode 3
 

Episode 3

Activist Roots

with Brittany Packnett Cunningham & Anita Hill

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. welcomes Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, two guests who made profound sacrifices for social justice, and helps them discover the ancestors who made sacrifices for them.

 

Episode 4

Things We Don’t Discuss

with Pamela Adlon & Kathryn Hahn

Episode 4
 

Episode 4

Things We Don’t Discuss

with Pamela Adlon & Kathryn Hahn

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. works with Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn, two guests whose family trees were obscured by scandals, to discover the truth about their ancestors.

 

Episode 5

Mexican Roots

with Mario Lopez & Melissa Villaseñor

Episode 5
 

Episode 5

Mexican Roots

with Mario Lopez & Melissa Villaseñor

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and guests Mario Lopez and Melissa Villaseñor look at The Mexican-American experience as seen through the lens of two families.

 

Episode 6

Fighters

with Terry Crews & Tony Danza

Episode 6
 

Episode 6

Fighters

with Terry Crews & Tony Danza

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. sits down with Terry Crews and Tony Danza, both guests who overcame adversity, to discover they aren’t the first in their families to beat the odds through sheer force of will.

 

Episode 7

Forgotten Journeys

with John Leguizamo & Lena Waithe

Episode 7
 

Episode 7

Forgotten Journeys

with John Leguizamo & Lena Waithe

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace the paths of their ancestors, uncovering crucial pieces of their own identities that were lost on the journey to America.

 

Episode 8

Songs of the Past

with Leslie Odom, Jr. & Nathan Lane

Episode 8
 

Episode 8

Songs of the Past

with Leslie Odom, Jr. & Nathan Lane

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. accompanies Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane as they meet a cast of inspiring ancestors hidden in the branches of their family trees.

 

Episode 9

Watchmen

with Regina King & Damon Lindelof

Episode 9
 

Episode 9

Watchmen

with Regina King & Damon Lindelof

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides Regina King and Damon Lindelof, the creative forces behind a visionary television series, as they discover that they have more in common than meets the eye.

 

Episode 10

Where Did We Come From?

with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson & André Leon Talley

Episode 10
 

Episode 10

Where Did We Come From?

with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson & André Leon Talley

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson and André Leon Talley, three guests from diverse backgrounds, as they meet the ancestors who laid the groundwork for their success.

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